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Check Engine Light Services

Modern cars are equipped with computer systems that monitor the health and function of the engine and the associated components. One of the beneficial features of this technology is when the computer receives a signal that something is wrong, it flips on the check engine light on the dashboard. While the light might cause some anxiety, it’s actually an incredibly helpful tool alerting you to have your vehicle checked right away. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap. However, ignoring it could cause more extensive car problems. Carney Tire Pros in Parkville, MD offers full check engine light diagnostics to determine what caused the light to come on. Our trained team will provide complete repairs to have you back on your way.

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What Causes the Check Engine Light to Turn On?

Vehicle computers use codes that signify why the check engine light in the car has come on. It can mean many things, and at Carney Tire Pros, we have the technology to read your vehicle’s computer, retrieve the code, and learn what the issue is. While some codes may be minor problems, others can be more severe. The most important thing to do is have your car diagnosed as soon as possible since continuing to drive with the light on could lead to further engine harm or breakdown. Common reasons a check engine light comes on include:

  • Damaged, loose, or missing gas cap
  • Failed oxygen sensors
  • Failed or missing catalytic converter
  • Faulty mass airflow sensor or intake tract
  • Misfires, including ignition coil, fuel injectors, vacuum leaks, worn spark plugs, bad compression

Get Your Check Engine Light Checked Today

The check engine light is an important reminder that your car has an issue that needs attention. Carney Tire Pros offers complete peace of mind with accurate check engine light diagnostics and the proper repairs to fix the problem. While most cars continue to operate with the light on, it’s not advisable to ignore the warning light and continue driving your vehicle without having it diagnosed. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

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